The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is SCA's highest decision-making body, which all shareholders are entitled to attend, to have a matter considered and to vote for all shares held by the shareholder. The company's Board of Directors is elected at the AGM. The AGM also appoints the company's auditor.
Among the more salient tasks of the Annual General Meeting are to appoint the company's Board of Directors and auditor, on proposals from a special nomination committee appointed by the Annual General Meeting. The authority and work of the General Meeting are primarily based on the Swedish Companies Act as well as on the Articles of Association adopted by the Meeting.
The company will announce the date and place for the Annual General Meeting in conjunction with the interim report for the third quarter at the latest. In accordance with the Articles of Association, a notice of the Annual General Meeting will be issued, not earlier than six weeks and not later than four weeks prior to the Meeting. The notice will be published in the Official Gazette (POIT) and information about the notice will be published in the Swedish daily newspapers Dagens Nyheter and Svenska Dagbladet.
Shareholders wishing to participate in the Meeting must register with the company, not later than the date given in the notice.
Any shareholder who wishes to have a matter dealt with at an Annual General Meeting must submit a written request to the Board to that effect. The request must have been received by SCA not less than seven weeks prior to the Annual General Meeting, so that the matter may be included in the notice.
When the notice is issued, information regarding the proper manner and time in which registration for the General Meeting shall be made will be provided.
The nomination committee is appointed by the Annual General Meeting
Information about the composition of the nomination committee shall be found on the company website not later than six months prior to the Annual General Meeting. At the same time, the company website will publish information on how shareholders can submit proposals to the nomination committee.
The proposal of the nomination committee is presented simultaneously in the Notice of the Annual General Meeting and on the company website, where the committee shall explain its proposal and submit a brief account of how the work has been conducted.
The nomination committee comprises:
Shareholders who wish to submit proposals to the nomination committee, can do so to the following address:
Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA
c/o General Counsel's office
SE-851 88 Sundsvall
Or by e-mail to: email@example.com